Alabama Schools Announce Closures Ahead Of Possible Severe Weather


The National Weather Service's severe weather graphic for Wednesday, March 17, through Thursday, March 17.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham

Updated Wednesday, March 17 at 8:40 a.m.

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon for all of Alabama’s 67 counties ahead of possible severe weather. It goes into effect Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

The following schools have announced closures or schedule changes:

Alabaster City Schools: early dismissal Wednesday

Albertville City Schools: closed Wednesday

Athens City Schools: online classes Wednesday

Attalla City Schools: closed Wednesday

Bevill State Community College: online classes Wednesday

Bessemer City Schools: closed Wednesday

Bibb County Schools: early dismissal Wednesday

Birmingham City Schools: online classes Wednesday

Blount County Schools: virtual classes Wednesday, two-hour delay Thursday

Boaz City Schools: closed Wednesday

Calhoun County Schools: early dismissal at noon on Wednesday; online classes for Thursday

Cullman City Schools: remote classes Wednesday

Cullman County Schools: virtual classes only

Etowah County Schools: closed Wednesday

Fairfield City Schools: closed Wednesday

Gadsden City Schools: closed Wednesday

Gadsden State Community College: early closure at noon on Wednesday

Holy Family Cristo Rey: early closure at 1 p.m. on Wednesday

Homewood City Schools: dismissal at noon Wednesday

Hoover City Schools: early closures

Huntsville City Schools: closed Wednesday

Jefferson County Schools: online classes Wednesday

Jefferson State Community College: early closure at noon on Wednesday

Limestone County Schools: closed Wednesday

Madison County Schools: closed Wednesday

Midfield City Schools: closed Wednesday

Oxford City Schools: early dismal at 12 p.m. on Wednesday; online classes Thursday

Pelham City Schools: dismiss two hours early on Wednesday

Shelby County Schools: dismiss at 11 a.m. on Wednesday

Shelton State Community College: both campuses closed Wednesday

Trussville City Schools: closed Wednesday

University of Montevallo: close at noon on Wednesday

University of North Alabama: online classes Wednesday

Vestavia Hills City Schools: dismissing 3 hours early on Wednesday


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